Dec 21, 2016

CancerLink Support Centre in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

Project Background

Hong Kong Cancer Fund has been offered a unique opportunity by a generous supporter of a 7,300 sq.ft space in a converted industrial building in Kwai Chung at a subsidized rent. This will allow us to complete our support network with a CancerLink centre.

With the new CancerLink centre in Kwai Chung, we are able to expand our support network to reach a much neglected and underprivileged area in Hong Kong that has increasingly growing demand on cancer support services.

Objectives

The objectives are to provide free services with professional carers who help clients manage the physical, emotional, psychological and social challenges brought about by a cancer diagnosis.

By offering a wide range of free support and rehabilitation programme, our goal is to empower individuals so that their cancer journey is as comforting, informed and stress-free as possible.

Service Target

People diagnosed with cancer and cancer survivors, and their carer and family members.

Centre setup Progress

- New centre fit out works are 80 completed.

- Cancer support service operation will be soft launched in December 2016.


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Aug 23, 2016

New CancerLink Support Centre in Kwai Chung

Hong Kong Cancer Fund has been offered a unique opportunity by a generous supporter of a 7,300 sq.ft space in a converted industrial building in Kwai Chung at a subsidized rent. This will allow us to complete our support network with a CancerLink centre.

With the new CancerLink centre in Kwai Chung, we are able to expand our support network to reach a much neglected and underprivileged area in Hong Kong that has increasingly growing demand on cancer support services.

Renovation work of the CancerLink support centre in Kwai Chung continues in progress, target completion date is revised to end of Oct 2016.

-          Obtained landlord’s approval on the floor design and commencement of fit out works in mid-April 2016.

 -          Fit out works started on 7th May 2016 with revised target completion of December 2016.

 -          Staff recruitment started in June 2016.

CancerLink Kwai Chung Service Promotion Progress

 

Hospital and community networking programme started in April 2016, activities conducted includes:

 i)                    Social workers meeting newly diagnosed cancer patients at Princess Margaret Hospital twice a month;

 ii)                   Courtesy visits to major social service providers including family service and elderly service units in

                       Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan to provide service briefing on the new CancerLink centre in Kwai

                       Chung;

 iii)                 As part of the CancerLink Kwai Chung promotional activities, our registered nurse has delivered breast

                     cancer awareness talks in five integrated family service centres and one neighborhood elderly service

                     centre in the area;

 iv)                 Soft launch of centre services at CancerLink Kwai Chung is targeted in January 2017.

May 23, 2016

CancerLink Support Centre in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

It was previously an industrial building and now being converted for office use.

Renovation work started on May 9, 2016 with target completion in September 2016.

 

Projected # of beneficiaries by service category in the first year of centre operation

Planned services                                                                          Projected annual beneficiaries (1st year)

Professional advice & support service

-Emotional & Crisis Support Hotline                                                                 2,000

Rehabilitation services                                                                                  3,000

Psychosocial group support                                                                         4,200

Peer support (survivors’ self-help groups)                                                       2,100

Family Support services                                                                                 1,600

Hardship Fund & Intensive professional counselling                                  1,600

Wellness programme                                                                                       4,450

Coping with symptom & side-effect Programme

  • Nursing consultation & programme                                                            200
  • Diet & nutrition consultation & programme                                                 700

Physiotherapy Services                                                                                      750

Rainbow Club                                                                                                       550

(children whose significant adult family member was diagnosed with cancer)

Young Adult Support (cancer patients aged 18-39)                                            250

Going Through Project                                                                                        700

(community support for prostate cancer patients and their families)

 
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